Twitter Gags ‘Aggressive’ Tutu Account

IOL News is reporting: The official Twitter account of the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation has been suspended for “aggressive following” behaviour,  the foundation said on Thursday. The account was suspended just hours after it was opened on Thursday, spokesman Roger Friedman said. “The (at)TutuLegacy is the only real Twitter account that speaks for the…

Sorry, Retweeting the Pope Won’t Get You Out of Hell

For the ‘confused’. CNN: Here were the tantalizingly weird headlines: “Follow pope online, get to heaven sooner – Facebook likes don’t count.” “Cut your time in purgatory by following pope on Twitter.” And, worst of all, from Slate: “Pope now offering indulgences in exchange for Twitter followers.” Similar headlines popped up on more than 190…

NT Wright on Twitter

His Excellency, the (former) Lord Bishop Rt Rev Dr Prof NT Wright is Tweeting on Twitter. He is now Professor of New Testament and Early Christian Studies at the University of St Andrews. I noticed this video on his latest tweet: What is the gospel?  

Pope’s Twitter Success Praised as Evangelisation Breakthrough

CNA: Pope Benedict’s mass of 2.5 million followers in eight languages during his first month on Twitter has one Vatican priest calling the pontiff’s online presence “a new frontier” of evangelization. Father Paolo Padrini, a collaborator of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, said it is good that the Pope has so many followers, but…

The Custody of the Holy Land on Twitter

 Custody of the Holy Land: The website of the Custody enables one to follow the life and reality of the Holy Land, in eight languages: English, Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Hebrew and Russian. From now, the Custody of the Holy Land has also been on Twitter, enabling all to participate in real time and…

Twitter Christmas Sermons for Anglican Bishops

What’s next?! Britain’s senior Anglican bishops will be tweeting their Christmas Day sermons for the first time this year. The Archbishop of Canterbury and the archbishop-designate, as well as clergy and congregations around the UK, will be celebrating the birth of Jesus in a campaign making use of social media. Worshippers in the Church’s 16,000…